British Columbia

BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

BC Ambassadors: Working with Youth in the Arts

by Erin MacKinnon

BC Culture Days ambassador Lyn Verra-Lay has arts and culture in her blood. With an upbringing rich in artistic curiosities, Verra-Lay has been paying it forward by supporting the artistic ventures of Surrey’s youth for fifteen years. Her experience as an arts administrator has informed her insight into the prowess of youth today as she continues…

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BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

BC Ambassadors: David C. Jones Discusses Confidence on Stage

by Erin MacKinnon

Actor, director, writer, filmmaker, event producer, teacher and coach, David C. Jones makes his living in the performing arts. Jones is taking his extensive acting repertoire and sharing his secrets at his BC Culture Days workshop: Confidence on Stage. In his ambassador blog post, David elaborates on his own struggles with stage fright and how…

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BC Ambassadors: Creative Collaboration in Northern B.C.

BC Ambassadors: Creative Collaboration in Northern B.C.

by Erin MacKinnon

Rob Brown is a Canadian writer, creator, performer, director, producer and, artist. An all-round nice guy, he’s also one of our BC Culture Days ambassadors. Upon being appointed ambassador, Brown began reflecting on the creative process and his own experience collaborating with other artists through his project ‘Created Space’. You can follow Rob for BC…

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Top 5 Activity Ideas for B.C. and Beyond

Top 5 Activity Ideas for B.C. and Beyond

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days invites you — the artists, the cultural organizations, diverse groups and local organizers, to register their wonderful events during the Culture Days weekend: September 29, 30 and October 1st. Here in B.C., we’ve been lucky enough to have many inspiring activities already registered, as well as an array of Culture Days success stories…

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2017 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

2017 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced

by Nazanin Shoja

MEDIA RELEASE 2017 BC Culture Days Ambassadors Announced Vancouver / June 6, 2017: BC Culture Days has announced the winners of the 2017 Ambassador and Awards program. Each ambassador will be awarded $1,000 towards the production of their own Culture Days activity and will act as a spokesperson for BC Culture Days, leading up to the Culture…

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BC Ambassador Activity Picks

BC Ambassador Activity Picks

by Erin MacKinnon

Culture Days begins tomorrow and your BC Culture Days ambassadors have you covered if you’re still wondering which activities to attend this upcoming weekend. Each ambassador has made a Bright Spots schedule listing activities they’re most excited to attend in their hometown. Take a look at their choices and make your own Bright Spots schedule…

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BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

BC Ambassador Blog: What’s Going on in Victoria?

by Erin MacKinnon

BC ambassador Kirsten Van Ritzen has taken to the streets to find out what the public can expect for Culture Days in Victoria this year! Kirsten interviewed the organizations involved to provide a behind-the-scenes look into their Culture Days activities. We are passionate about the arts in Victoria! I am eager to share a little…

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BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

BC Ambassador Blog: The Philosophy Behind Body Talk

by Deanna Peters

For her Culture Days activity, Deanna Peters will be holding a movement class, a talk/discussion and a multi-media installation called ‘Body Talk’. In her ambassador blog post, Deanna talks about physical awareness and how such awareness has informed her art as well as her daily life. Hello Everyone, I’m Deanna Peters aka Mutable Subject. I’m a professional dance…

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BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture Play

BC Ambassador Blog: An Interview with Chief Na’moks on Witsuwit’en Culture

by Lori Knorr

Culture Days is about creating an inclusive environment that provides the public with an opportunity to take part in arts, heritage and culture related activities in their community. Lori Knorr, one of our BC ambassadors, has always been interested in First Nations practices and communities located close to her town of Smithers, B.C. She has encouraged the registration of…

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